Airports in Malaysia

Are you planning a trip to Malaysia and want to know all about the airports in Malaysia? If so, then don’t worry we have got all of it. From details about the international airports in Malaysia to enlisting the popular airports in Malaysia, we have got all of it covered. The airports in Malaysia are a major source to cater to a large number of tourists making a visit to this spectacular destination. So, read through the section below to grab all the details about the airports in Malaysia and what makes the country so famous.

All about the beauty of Malaysia

Famed for its stunning skyline, rich biodiversity and cultural heritage, Malaysia has the best of experiences to offer. Malaysia is also the melting pot of different cultures which is lined with verdant gardens, gleaming skyscrapers, pristine beaches and so many more. Over the years, the country has also evolved as a major commercial hub. Do not forget to explore Petronas Twin Tower, Batu Caves, Mount Kinabalu, Penang Hill and the list continues. But, before diving deep into things to do in Malaysia, let’s first discuss the airports in Malaysia.

About the airports in Malaysia

Malaysia has a total number of 66 airports. However, only 38 of them are open for commercial purposes and the number of international airports is 8. A number of airlines from all over the world have flights to the international airports in Malaysia, but IndiGo offers flights to only Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia. 

Here is a list of some of the most sought-after airports in Malaysia: 

  • Sultan Abdul Halim Airport
  • Penang International Airport
  • Sultan Azlan Shah Airport
  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport
  • Kerteh Airport
  • Langkawi International Airport
  • Pangkor Airport
  • Senai International Airport
  • Tioman Airport
  • Bario Airport
  • Kota Kinabalu International Airport
  • Kodat Airport
  • Limbang Airport
  • Mukah Airport
  • Melaka International Airport
  • Tawau Airport
  • Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport
  • Kuching International Airport
  • Tanjung Manis Airport
  • Long Lellang Airport

Popular international airports in Malaysia

Want to know about the international airports in Malaysia in detail? Then, here is a little guide about the international airports in Malaysia.

1. Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Located at a distance of 50 km from the main city of Kuala Lumpur, the Kuala Lumpur International Airport or KLIA is one of the famed airports in Malaysia. It ranks 23rd on the list of busiest airports in the world. It is also recognised as one of the biggest airports in Asia and even worldwide. A plethora of airlines including IndiGo has direct and connecting flights to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. 

The Kuala Lumpur International Airport replaced the existing Subang International Airport in order to control the huge passenger traffic. The airport’s grand opening happened in 1998 by Tuanku Ja’afar. Talking about the vivid infrastructure, the Kuala Lumpur International Airport has 3 runways and 2 terminals. It is a tourist attraction in itself for housing a number of eateries, brand outlets, etc. 

For the complete lowdown of the airport, visit our Kuala Lumpur airport guide page

  • Airport address: 64000 Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Code: KUL 

2. Penang International Airport

Formerly known as the Bayan Lepas International Airport, the Penang International airport is deemed as one of the busiest airports in the country. It is situated about 16 km away from Bayan Lepas and serves the Greater Penang region. The airport was opened in 1935, however, it was soon hit by a massive Japanese air raid in 1941. 

Despite these, the airport underwent many modification projects and soon became equipped to handle as many as 12 million passengers annually. The Penang International Airport has even received an award for the best emerging airport in Asia during the AFSCA award ceremony. 

  • Airport address: Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Bayan Lepas, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia
  • Airport code: PEN

3. Kuching International Airport

Serving the Sarawak, Brunei and Sabah region of Malaysia, the Kuching International Airport is located about 11 km from the city centre of Kuching. It was an airstrip until 1938 and only later did the airport get equipped with terminals and runways. The airport has grown massively by leaps and bounds in order to come up to the expectations of the travellers, The Kuching International Airport has facilities like prayer rooms, premium class lounges, eateries and many more. 

  • Airport address: Jalan Lapangan Terbang, 93250 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Airport code: KCH

4. Melaka International Airport

The Melaka International Airport was built in 1952 and was formerly known as the Batu Berendam Airport. The airport has a historical significance as it houses a control tower that directed the route for independent Malaysia’s first prime minister, Abdul Rahman. The airport owing to its infrastructure can now handle about 1.5 million passengers per year. 

From free Wi-Fi to duty-free shops, there’s everything that travellers are looking for in this airport. To top it all, the Melaka International Airport is also the only airport in Malaysia providing e-Visa services to tourists coming from China. 

  • Airport address: Jalan Lapangan Terbang Melaka, 75350 Batu Berendam, Malaysia
  • Airport code: MKZ

5. Kota Kinabalu International Airport

Yet another airport on the list of international airports in Malaysia is the Kota Kinabalu International Airport. It is the second busiest airport in Malaysia that is located about 8 km away from Kota Kinabalu. It offers domestic and international flights and serves both the Kota Kinabalu and the Sabah region of Malaysia. The airport, looked after by the Department of Civil Aviation of North Borneo, also served as a military airfield during World War II. 

  • Airport address: Kota Kinabalu International Airport Beg Berkunci No 134, Aras 5, Bangunan Terminal, 88740 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
  • Airport code: BKI

6. Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport

Last but not the least, the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport is also called the Subang International Airport. This airport has even served as the main airport of Malaysia from 1965 to 1998 until the Kuala Lumpur International Airport was opened. When the airport was opened, it was even ranked as the airport to have the longest runway in Southeast Asia. The airport got its name from the 8th Sultanate of Selangor, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Al-Haj. 

  • Airport address:Lapangan Terbang Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah, 47200 Subang, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Airport code: SZB

Popular IndiGo flights to Malaysia

Expanding its global reach, IndiGo offers both connecting and direct flights to Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia. IndiGo has flights to Malaysia from popular Indian cities such as Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai and a few more. To book the tickets to Malaysia, passengers can directly visit our website or alternatively download the IndiGo mobile app. IndiGo flights ensure that the passengers arrive at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in very little time and with utmost comfort and convenience. 

Things to do in Malaysia

  • Discover the grandeur of Petronas Tower: The bird’s eye and astounding views of the Kuala Lumpur city from the top of Petronas Tower is truly jaw-dropping. It is also the largest twin tower in the world that finds its place in one of the best tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur. The twin tower looks even more phenomenal when it gets decked up with colourful lights.
  • Experience the thrill of water activities: The capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is home to a number of stunning beaches. Adventure enthusiasts can indulge in a number of adrenaline-rushing water activities on these famous beaches. Some of the water activities that will let you experience thrill and fun are snorkelling, scuba diving, sea walking, etc. Some of the water activities also offer splendid views of the coral reefs, so to bring out the daredevil in you, be a part of these water activities in Malaysia.
  • Shop at the local markets: Coming back from Malaysia without collecting some unique artefacts is something that no tourist can afford. Jalan Alor, Chinatown, Central Market are a few of the local street markets that remain flocked with tourists. So, make sure to visit these markets and gather precious souvenirs for your loved ones.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the busiest airport in Malaysia?

Kuala Lumpur Airport is the busiest airport in Malaysia.

Which Indian cities offer IndiGo flights to Malaysia?

Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai and a few more offer IndiGo flights to Malaysia.

How many commercial airports are there in Malaysia?

Malaysia has a total of 66 commercial airports.

What is the currency of Malaysia?

Malaysian Ringgit is the official currency of Malaysia.

By when will I get a refund for a cancelled IndiGo air ticket?

It will take up to 7 working days for you to receive the refund amount after you have completed all the processes for the cancellation of the ticket.

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